SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Madras on Friday, July 16, 2010.
The committee will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at Cross Keys Station at 66 NW Cedar St., Madras 97741. The agenda includes reports on STEP activities and projects, review of mini-grant applications, discussion of goals and priorities, and other program business.
The meeting is open to he public.
The Oregon Legislature created STEP in 1981 to provide a way for volunteers to participate in the restoration of native stocks of salmon, steelhead and trout. Since then, thousands of volunteers have donated money, materials, equipment and countless hours of labor to improving Oregon fisheries.
The STEP Advisory Committee makes recommendations to ODFW and the Fish and Wildlife Commission on issues regarding its programs. The committee’s 13 members are appointed by the Governor and represent all areas of Oregon.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at (800) 720-6339 or (503) 947-6002 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
For more information on the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program visit the ODFW Web site at www.dfw.state.or.us, or call program staff at (503) 947-6211.